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Matthew Marks Gallery

Matthew Marks is an art gallery located in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea and the Los Angeles neighborhood of West Hollywood. Founded in 1991 by Matthew Marks, it specializes in modern and contemporary art in a variety of media, including: painting, sculpture, photography, installation art, film, and drawings and prints. It represents established artists like Ellsworth Kelly and Jasper Johns and a younger generation of artists like Robert Gober and Nan Goldin. The gallery has three exhibition spaces in New York City and two in Los Angeles.



Matthew Marks worked for the Pace Gallery in New York City and Anthony d'Offay in London prior to opening his own gallery.[1]

After working for three years at d'Offay, Marks moved back to New York City to open his own gallery on Madison Avenue. The Matthew Marks Gallery had its first exhibition, Artists' Sketchbooks, in February 1991, including Louise Bourgeois, Francesco Clemente, Jackson Pollock, and Cy Twombly.

The gallery opened its first space in Chelsea on 22nd Street in 1994. By 1997, the gallery was fully transplanted to Chelsea, and the Madison Ave. space was closed. In 2012, the gallery opened two locations in Los Angeles.


  1. ^ Eric Konigsberg, "Marks Nabs Johns: How gallerist Matthew Marks bagged the flag man and became the new Leo Castelli," New York Magazine, May 21, 2005.

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